THIS SUNDAY; Ganmain Public School P & C Triathlon
Thats right, the Ganmain Public School P & C Triathlon is on again! Scheduled for February 2nd the event is tipped to attract a large field of competitors keen to test themselves on the proven all weather course.
In only the second race of the 2014 Riverina Tri Series and the first to feature all three legs due the recent closure of Lake Albert, the Open Event should be hotly contested with category points allocated to the Tri Series for male and female in each age group.
The 2013 Ganmain Public School P & C Triathlon saw over 200 competitors compete in the four events on the card and similar numbers are anticipated again this year. The race schedule remains unchanged (see below) with sections for individual males, females and of course teams.
Registration forms are available on the website www.ganmaintriathlon.com and competitors are reminded of the early bird rates for registrations up until February 1st.
The event will go ahead, rain, hail or shine and will undoubtedly be another great family day!
8.00am; Sub Junior Event (8 years and Under) – 400m run, 1.5km ride, 300m run
8.30am; Junior Event (9-14) – 500m run, 5km ride, 100m swim, 2km run
8.40am; Tri-a-triathlon Event (14+, run with the Junior Event) - 500m Triathlon -500m run, 5km ride, 100m swim, 2km run
9.30am; Open Event (14+) – 1km run, 20km ride, 150 swim, 5km run
9.15am; Fun Walk (All ages) – 4.5km
Registration is from 7am.
WHOS YOUR TIP FOR 2014?
With last year’s winner, Caleb Noble an uncertain starter due to Victorian squad training commitments in the lead up to Race 3 in the Junior National Series, there is no shortage of competitors vying for this year’s honour. Ryan Miller was an impressive winner of the first event of the Tri Series in Wagga and it would be great to have him compete again at Ganmain this year. Alex Holbrook, who placed second in last years’ event, is a great competitor, familiar with the Ganmain course and is sure to be in the mix again this year. The longer cycle leg should be to his advantage. Local product Rohan Brill, also cannot be overlooked. Brill, winner of the inaugural Ganmain Public School P & C Triathlon in 2009, finished third in the recent Wagga long course race and will no doubt relish the home crowd advantage.
In terms of female competitors, race organisers are hopeful that last year’s winner, Julie Gollan-Foard of Albury will return to defend her title and the remarkable course record she set in the process. If she does, she is likely to be pushed all the way by Louise Strachen of Leeton, also a former winner of the event, Nicola Curry of Temora who took out the Wagga race and Sarah Finlay of Morven.
Content supplied by Kylie Hamblin, Publicity Officer.